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The white Devil, or, The tragedy of Paulo Giordano Vrsini, duke of Brachiano : with the life, and death, of Vittoria Corombona, the famous Venetian curtizan : as it hath bin divers times acted, by the Queenes Maiesties Servants, at the Phoenix, in Drury-Lane (1631)

Author: Webster, John, 1580?-1625?; Norton, John, -approximately 1640, printer; Perry, Hugh, active 1626-1645, publisher; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
Publisher: London : Printed by I[ohn]. N[orton]. for Hugh Perry, and are to be sold at his shop at the signe of the harrow in Brittains-burse
Language: English
Call number: BRLL
Digitizing sponsor: Associates of the Boston Public Library
Book contributor: Boston Public Library
Collection: bplsctpbs; bostonpubliclibrary; americana
Notes: No copyright page found. No table-of-contents pages found.

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Running title: Vittoria Corombona

Signatures: A² B-L⁴ M²

Head- and tailpieces; initials

Printer's name Cf. ESTC

Boston Public Library. Barton collection catalogue

STC (2nd ed.)


Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy 1 halfbound in 19th-Century calfskin and marbled paper over boards.The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedown and a bibliographic description that appears to be in the hand of Thomas Pennant Barton is tipped to the front flyleaf. A title page inscription, in a much earlier hand, reads "The 1st ed. is 1612."

Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy 2 is the third of four other items bound together in a volume titled Webster & others: dramas. This volume includes [1]: The Dutchesse of Malfy: a tragedy ... / by John Webster -- [2]: Appius and Virginia: a tragedy / by John Webster -- [3]: The white Devil, or, The tragedy of Paulo Giordano Vrsini, duke of Brachiano ... / written by John Webster -- [4]: North-VVard hoe ... / by Thomas Decker and John Webster. This copy contains numerous page repairs and has been trimmed excessively, resulting in occasional loss of text. It is preceded in the volume by a manuscript note that appears to be in the hand of Thomas Pennant Barton regarding the possibility of rebinding and amalgamating the text with copy 1 to form a perfect copy. There is an inscription, in a much earlier hand, on the recto of the title page, and a partially illegible signature on the verso that reads, "Richard [...]"

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